In a world filled with photos and videos of men sporting large, fat, thick and muscular facial muscles, it can be difficult to know exactly what to look at in a mirror.
Now, researchers have come up with a new technique that helps with that.
Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia and the University College London in the United Kingdom developed a method to identify facial muscles using facial image data from a large number of participants.
“We wanted to see if facial muscles were recognisable,” said Dr. Matthew Marder, one of the study’s authors.
“If we can see that they can be recognised, we can use that to predict which muscle is going to show up in our images.”
The study involved over 1,400 men who completed a questionnaire that was filled out by the participants.
The participants were asked to describe what they thought the facial muscles looked like.
They were then asked to rate their impressions on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the most accurate.
Dr. Marders team then looked at these ratings, and then used facial muscle-detection software to identify which muscle was most likely to be identified.
The researchers also compared this muscle to the participants’ facial features to look for differences in size, shape and position.
The researchers found that there were significant differences in facial muscle characteristics between men with larger facial muscles and those with smaller muscles.
For example, men with large facial muscles had smaller muscles, smaller faces and longer hair.
However, the researchers found the same muscle characteristics were not present in men with small or medium-sized facial muscles.
What this means is that facial muscle size doesn’t necessarily determine the size of the muscle.
For instance, in some cases the muscle can be smaller than the rest of the body.
In other cases, the muscle is larger than the other parts of the muscles.
Dr Mardes team also found that women with larger muscles had more hair.
“Women with larger muscle size are more likely to have more facial hair than women with smaller muscle size,” Dr Mardere said.
“This is because the muscles of the facial skin are more flexible, making them easier to stretch.”
The researchers also looked at the participants own photographs and used facial recognition software to determine which muscles had the most facial features.
They also compared these muscle-based facial features with the participant’s facial features for accuracy.
Dr David Bevan, a professor of biomechanics at the Australian National University in Canberra, said facial muscles are extremely useful.
“These muscles are important for our muscles, which we can actually pull apart and pull back together to make them stronger, and they are used in various tasks, like pulling things together and building things, or gripping things,” he said.
“They’re very useful for the movement of muscles in different muscles in our bodies.”
Dr Mere added that the research is exciting, but not without its challenges.
“The biggest challenge for us is that we are trying to make a prediction of muscle size based on the muscles’ structure and not on the muscle itself,” he explained.
“And that means that there are some muscles that are much larger than others, but they are not necessarily smaller.”